A Star Tribune newspaper delivery man out on his route stopped a 14-year-old autistic runaway in the middle of the night in her Rogers neighborhood and received a lap dance from her in his car, according to authorities.
An SUV driver on a death wish swigged vodka from a bottle and went on an erratic and intoxicated speeding frenzy before hitting a city snowplow in Bloomington, killing a city employee, according to charges.
The Chaska Curling Center opened to the public on Dec. 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. League slots are filling up fast for the city-owned facility, set to be open year-round to curlers ready to sweep the six sheets of ice.
"For some reason, there is a group of people who care deeply about who picks up their trash," said Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris. Battles over organized trash collection, meaning that a city arranges for pickup by one designated hauler, have been fought in more than a dozen metro communities in recent years.
After regular power outages and blocked roads caused by beaver construction, Shorewood has declared war on the bucktoothed creatures and their destructive lifestyle. "It's an epidemic," one city official says.